Might the Anti Cigarette Law in Britain Drive Bingo Players On to the Internet?

by Heath on March 13th, 2019

A lot has been stated in the papers not long ago about the bingo industry singing the blues as a consequence of the smoking ban in England. Conditions have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested huge aid to assist in keeping the industry from going bankrupt. However does the web version of this traditional game offer a escape, or might it in no way compare to its bricks and mortar opposite?

Bingo has been an age old game generally played by the "blue rinse" generation. Although the game recently had seen a recent resurgence in acceptance with younger members of society opting to visit the bingo halls instead of the clubs on a Friday night. This is all about to be reversed with the introduction of the anti smoking law across United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be able to smoke at the same time marking off their numbers. Starting in the summer of ‘07 all public locations will not be allowed to permit cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most favorite places where folks like to puff on cigarettes.

The results of the anti cigarette law can already be seen in Scotland where cigarettes are already barred in the bingo parlors. Profits have plunged and the industry is absolutely struggling for to stay alive. But where have the players gone? Obviously they haven’t forgotten this enduring game?

The answer is on the net. Players realize that they can wager on bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a cocktail and cigarette and in the end, enjoy monstrous prizes. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course gambling on on the net is unlikely to replace the communal aspect of heading over to the bingo parlour, but for a group of people the rules have left a lot of bingo enthusiasts with little choice.

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